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NEW LISTING: 4644 Esther Street, San Diego, CA 92115

It’s been a VERY busy year and we’re going to be MUCH better about our blog entries. Welcome to our newest listing~

4644 Esther Street

San Diego, CA 92115

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,448 square feet on a lush 6,400 square foot lot

The heart of El Cerrito, one of the “hottest” neighborhoods in the country.

Asking price: $699,900 – $739,900.

Seller will entertain all offers in that range.

Elegant and tranquil, this one-of-a-kind and highly updated El Cerrito home is a must see. *** The English garden front yard has incredible wow factor, matched only by the “indoor outdoor” living room-style backyard with green grass. *** Three roomy bedrooms and two charming baths: one in classic mint green. *** Separate dining room with French doors and its own brick patio. *** Huge open kitchen with chef’s range and granite counters. *** Large laundry room is conveniently off the kitchen. *** Beautiful living room with sitting bay window and fireplace. *** Clean and organized 1940s floor plan. *** Detached two-car garage at street level. *** Feels like a getaway. *** Entertaining options galore. *** El Cerrito is one of the hottest neighborhoods today. *** Exquisite home and very rare opportunity. *** This home was featured in the 2004 Home & Garden garden tour. *** Remodeled with touches of charm throughout. *** This home feels European in style. *** Central heat and air conditioning. *** Lovely draperies & plantation shutters. *** Lush and private getaway. **Fabulous front porch to watch the world go by.

Open Saturday, September 23 from 12 – 3 PM, and Sunday, September 24 from 1 – 4 PM.

Pleaese contact listing broker Kimberly Dotseth, broker/owner of Blend Real Estate, for all questions:

(858) 869-4909 or kimberly@blendrealestate.com

California BRE license #01179760

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NEW listing: 4136 Olympic Street

Ask about our new listing at 4136 Olympic Street — and by the way, you can always stay MOST current with our listings at Facebook.com/blendrealestate!

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Big Living Room and Dining Area
  • Big Family Room
  • El Cerrito Gem For Sale with All Mid Century Touches
  • Wood Floors
  • Light Fixer — Make it Your Own
  • This Home is Hitting the Market for the First Time in 62 years!
  • 1,714 SF on a 9,300 SF lot.

See this home now! Asking Price: $550,000

Kimberly Dotseth, broker/owner, Blend Real Estate (858) 291-8110

California BRE License #01179760

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San Diego Real Estate: Blend Real Estate Joins as a KUSI and PPR Sponsor

blend real estate kusi football and logoBlend Real Estate has made a great decision to support both KUSI and its Prep Pigskin Report — the one, the only San Diego Friday night high school football show! Blend Real Estate is now a sponsor of the PPR.

KUSI has been covering high school football throughout San Diego County since 1998. We believe in supporting local businesses and that includes independently owned KUSI. We love what they do for local high school athletes throughout the year through the PPR and later in the year through the All Sports Report.

The PPR demographic is very clearly our typical client: San Diego families buying or selling real estate. We work every day with San Diego moms and dads and grandparents, aunts and uncles who want to buy or sell a property. This feels like a great fit to us!

We are very proud to sponsor PPR & KUSI. In particular, we will be sponsoring the “Final Four” games, airing close to the end of the show. These are Paul Rudy’s favorite four games and we are honored to be a part of this opportunity.

If you found us through our PPR sponsorship, thank you and welcome! We are here to answer your real estate questions and earn your respect and business.

Talk to us and learn what we do, how we can help you. Why not work with Blend Real Estate? We are a flexible, friendly, highly-regarded and results-oriented independently owned brokerage with a very established team of home prep professionals. We list homes and sell to buyers every day and can prove it and provide details to you on what you’ll see in our TV commercial on KUSI:

Listing Details with Blend Real Estate

  1. Free Professional House Cleaning Before Hitting the Market
  2. Free Professional Staging
  3. Free Professional Photography
  4. Three Commission Choices — You Decide
  5. Top Dollar Sales in Often Days

 

We are ready to talk — call or email anytime:

Kimberly Dotseth, broker/owner

Kimberly@blendrealstate.com and 858-291-8110

or:

Kerry Garnett, Realtor

Kerry@blendrealestate.com and 858-268-4733

California BRE License # 01179760,01835915,01877272

 

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Don’t Wait! I am Your Realtor and Ready to Help: San Diego Real Estate

IMG_7720Hello!

Just a quick San Diego real estate video (below) to let you know it’s a full time glorious job selling homes in San Diego. And I love new clients.

How can I help you?

Do you know about some of our home seller bonuses?

San Diego is going through the peak of a seller’s market. Buyers, we can help you through this. Sellers, we are working hard for you no matter what the high demand is for homes. As I call it, selling your home is the ‘big show” for us — no rest until you’re sold, closed and happy.

Call or email now to get started. Thanks!

Kimberly Dotseth, broker/owner

Blend Real Estate

858-869-4909

Kimberly@blendrealestate.com

CLICK BELOW for the video!

Kimberly & Blend Real Estate Video

 

 

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Hottest Neighborhood in San Diego? We Say It’s 92111

92111 is hot

A local magazine recently ran a big annual article on the “hottest neighborhoods” in San Diego. We read it with interest, but the article didn’t explain how it is to live in those neighborhoods. And it really didn’t have a real estate point-of-view. To that, we are highlighting what we feel is THE hottest neighborhood in San Diego. Yes, this ZIP code was coincidentally in the article, but it was lumped with others. This ZIP code, 92111, singularly and by itself is the hottest neighborhood in San Diego, according to Blend Real Estate.

What to call this area though? Clairemont? Clairemont East? Maybe, but we think of it as more Kearny Mesa. The perimeters of this neighborhood are in this link.

The residential portion is everything south of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and north of Mesa College Drive. Its western edge is Genesee Avenue, and it goes all the way east to the I-163.

It’s a mix of commercial & residential and the homes are really amazing. Smaller, typically. Always single story, always with a big garage. Sometimes a second story is found if the house has been modified. 3 to 4 bedrooms maximum. Typically 2 bathrooms maximum. This is an older neighborhood of well-kept single family bungalow-style and ranch homes. Most were built in the mid-to-late 1950s and into the early 1960s.

What do we love about 92111? That most people haven’t discovered it, and you can buy a home here and really make it your own. The front and backyards are really sizable and usable. (The post photo is one of our 92111 listings). And we like that the neighbors aren’t typically party animals who will respect your privacy, your quiet enjoyment and your lawn. People are kind, really interesting and often very longtime residents. These are not million dollar properties. These properties are the heart of San Diego.

The area isn’t really in full gentrification mode, which is good. It can be a bit of a hodgepodge in terms of commercial options, but there are several Starbucks, so the big corporations are here and thriving. Grocery store options are good, transportation is also very reliable once on Balboa or Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, and freeway access is good.

We love taking listings in this area because we already know the homes, the floor plans, layouts and the values so well. We know how to list and stage and sell them. We know some of the pitfalls (potential termites) and some things to watch out for (raised foundation plumbing issues come to mind — but most of the homes are well-maintained).

Here’s a chart on the real estate action and pricing in the last two years in San Diego 92111:

92111 Homes

This chart is from Sandicor as of March 2, 2016, and all 2016 data is year to date. With regards to 2016, our prediction is that the average sold price will be over $530,000 because the heavy summer selling season hasn’t yet started. Winter 2015/2016 was a slow time to list in San Diego and that’s only now changing in March.

We love this part of town, we know every street, shortcut, where to shop and where to eat, and can tell you the absolute best price for the house you want to BUY or SELL!

Are you ready to sell in 92111 or learn about buying options? Reach out! Call today (858) 291-8110, or email kimberly@blendrealestate.com to get started!

Kimberly Dotseth, Broker and Owner

Blend Real Estate

7770 Regents Road #113-275

San Diego, CA 92122

 

 

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